Originally Posted by miceelf
As to the harms caused by social security, you seem to be talking about the outcome of people using social security as a slush fund to pay for other things, not social security per se.
We never get to have this discussion because the TwinSwords of media makes people think that Republicans want to destroy Social Security. Democrats are confused about an actual social safety net vs. an institution that purports to act as such. I've pointed to the Chilean model in another thread and, while not perfect, it appears superior to the system we have now. People are entitled to their opinions, but not their own facts.